Cyclopogon tandapianus Dodson 1993 Drawing by Dodson and The Epidendra Website

Partial shade cool

Common Name The Tandapi Cyclopogon [A town in Pichincha Ecuador]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Pichincha Ecuador at elevations around 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a basal rosette of obliquely ovate , acute, light green on both sides, cuneate to rounded below into the slender, canaliculate, petiolate base that blooms on a terminal, erect, 6 to 7, appressed, acuminate sheaths decreasing in size upwards, to 11.2" [28 cm] long, loosely many flowered inflorescence with ovate, longer than the ovary in length floral bracts.

"This species is similar to Cyclopogon ellipticus (Garay) Dodson, and C. maldonadoanus but can be distinguished by the much larger flowers, the very broad basal lobes of the lip developed from a cuneate base, rather than a sagitate base, and the lack of short, blunt horns on the inside margin of the isthmus as in C. ellipticus." "Dodson


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia 19(2): 96 Dodson 1993 Drawing fide; Flora Of Ecuador # 76 225[2] Orchidaceae Dodson & Luer 2005